Mount Odin

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W. of Pingston Creek, S. of Odin Creek, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°33'06''N, 118°07'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 15 May 1900, as labelled on Geological Survey map "West Kootenai District" by George Dawson, 1890.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Probably named by Dawson, as his map is the earliest appearance of the name. In Norse Mythology, Odin [also spelled Wuotan or Woden] is the supreme deity - the god of art, war, culture, and the dead.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office